PhysioXtra offers a comprehensive Podiatry service of the highest standard, provided by the podiatrists at myPod Podiatry (Marion) and Adelaide Podiatry Clinic (Norwood).
No matter what your age, our Podiatrists will diagnose your foot, leg or postural problem and provide a comprehensive treatment plan. We will get you back to your best for your sporting, work, school or home life.
Kirsty Stupel is a senior member of myPod Podiatry, one of the states largest Podiatry practices, and works alongside fellow directors Kim Nankivell, Bryce Strachan, and Nikki Smart.
After completing her first Degree in a Bachelor of Dance in 2001, Kirsty then went on to study a Bachelor of Podiatry at The University of South Australia. Here she was awarded the prestigious TJ Mitchell prize for the graduating Podiatrist with the highest overall score. For the last two years Kirsty has also been asked to act as a Clinical Supervisor at the University of SA, tutoring the final year Podiatry students on the subject of Biomechanics (Orthotic Therapy).
Kirsty is also an active member of Sports Medicine Australia, Australasian Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine and the Australian Podiatry Association. She enjoys all aspects of Podiatry, but given her dance background, she has a special interest in lower limb biomechanics and Sports Podiatry. When she’s not at work Kirsty loves spending time with family and friends, and travelling.
Laura Hutchison graduated from UniSA with a Bachelor of Podiatry with first class Honours in 2012. Her interest in Podiatry began as a child when treatment from Podiatrist Kim Nankivell allowed her to play netball pain free.
Laura was awarded the TG Mitchell prize for the graduating Podiatrist with the highest overall score, received merit awards each year during her studies and a chancellor’s letter of commendation upon her graduation. At the 2013 Australasian podiatry conference Laura was awarded ‘best new investigator’ for the presentation of her honours research and has an abstract published in the Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. Laura has a strong interest in research and as such tutors Podiatry students at UniSA in evidence based practice as well as fulfilling a part time role of graduate podiatrist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Laura is based in Adelaide, but grew up in Naracoorte and is a country girl at heart. During her spare time Laura enjoys spending time with family, friends and her Labradoodle Teddy, and playing the piano.
Kirsty and the myPod Podiatry team like to ensure access to the latest technology. Using digital scan technology for orthotic construction, they are able to produce a large variety of devices including soft EVA, hard plastic and carbon fibre orthotics to specifically suit the biomechanical needs of the patient. myPod Podiatry is South Australia and Victoria’s largest user of the Orthema Custom made Orthotic system. Orthema is swiss designed and is state of the art technology. Because they own and operate their own computer controlled milling machines, myPod Podiatrists have complete control over the construction of your devices. With a short turn around time at our main clinics – you can have your new orthotics back to you in up to two days.
myPod are also pleased to introduce the latest treatment available for Fungal Nail infections. The PACT (Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy) system uses a combination of light sensitive gel and a specific wavelength light source to treat fungal nails in a safe and painless way. The PACT system only treats nail infections, not discolouration or thickening due to trauma. Your Podiatrist will be able to tell you if PACT will be helpful in treating your nail problem.
myPod Podiatry offers general nail and skin care for all ages, which includes management of corns, callus, ingrown toenails, warts and more. myPod accepts Medicare (EPC) and DVA referrals and chooses to bulk bill Medicare (EPC) referrals. myPod also offers a wide range of Podiatrist recommended footwear suitable for Summer, Winter, Work or Play. Brands include Dr Comfort, Gadean, Steel Blue Safety Boots and Bobux children’s footwear for ages 0-6.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the staff at PhysioXtra Marion on (08) 8357 4988 or go to the myPod Podiatry website www.mypodpodiatry.com.au and use the Online Enquiry Form to receive a prompt response to any Podiatry related enquiry.